I.R.S. Sits On Data That Could Lead To Missing Children

11/13/2010 11:46 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • DAVID KOCIENIEWSKI The New York Times

For parents of missing children, any scrap of information that could lead to an abductor is precious.

Three years into an excruciating search for her abducted son, Susan Lau got such a tip. Her estranged husband, who had absconded with their 9-year-old from Brooklyn, had apparently filed a tax return claiming the boy as an exemption.

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